Ireland has a strong and thriving Film, Television & TV Commercial Industry, with world class Cast, Crew and Post-Production professionals. As well as supporting a vibrant domestic audiovisual sector, Ireland has long been a destination for international film production including Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart, Disenchanted, The Last Duel and The Green Knight.
Ireland has also welcomed international TV productions, with Netflix, Disney, Apple TV & Amazon filming here for series such as Foundation. Vikings/Valhalla, Modern Love, Winx and more. BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, TF1, ZDF and other leading European broadcasters film in Ireland frequently.
In addition to its diverse and spectacular locations, Ireland’s film & television sector is built on expertise & training in both Cast & Crew, the 32 – 37% tax credit available, and its studio infrastructure.
Ireland has a wealth of crew with experience at the highest level, including many Oscar and other international award winners. Screen Guilds of Ireland is the collective body, containing Guilds for Camera, ADs, Art, Props, Costume, Hair, Make-Up, Stunts and more.
Ireland is home to a number of different Studio facilities, in a range of sizes.
Irish Sources of Finance
Ireland’s Film Tax Incentive
Ireland offers one of Europe’s most progressive film tax incentives which is guaranteed until ____. Section 481 is an investor based tax incentive which delivers up to 32% of qualifying expenditure.
In 2015 the tax incentive changed from an investor based one to a tax credit and the net benefit to the producer increased from 28% to 32%.
Ireland’s national screen agency supports Irish filmmaking from script to screen and offers production and development funds.
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) through its Sound & Vision Fund offers funding for film and television projects. This fund is funded from a percentage of the Irish television license fee.
Other Tax Information
A tax rate of 12.5% applies to all corporate trading profits. A 25% tax credit can be claimed against R&D expenditure.